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The British Quarterly Review - Page 455
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The Stones of Venice, Volume 1

John Ruskin - Architecture - 1896 - 322 pages
...alabaster, clear as amber and delicate as ivory, — sculpture fantastic and involved, of palm-leaves and lilies, and grapes and pomegranates, and birds clinging and fluttering among the branches, all twined together into an endless network of buds and plumes ; and, in the midst of it, the solemn forms...
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Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern, Volume 32

Charles Dudley Warner - Literature - 1896 - 454 pages
...vaulted porches, ceiled with fair mosaic and beset with sculpture of alabaster, clear as amber and delicate as ivory, — sculpture fantastic and involved,...birds clinging and fluttering among the branches, all twined together into an endless network of buds and plumes; and in the midst of it the solemn forms...
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Library of the World's Best Literature: A-Z

Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H. Warner, Edward Cornelius Towne, George Henry Warner - Anthologies - 1897 - 676 pages
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Art and Life, and the Building and Decoration of Cities: A Series of ...

Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society - Aesthetics - 1897 - 286 pages
...of alabaster, clear as amber and delicate as ivory—sculpture fantastic and involved of palm-leaves and lilies and grapes and pomegranates, and birds clinging and fluttering among the branches, all twined together into an endless network of buds and plumes ; and in the midst of it the solemn form...
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The Two Boyhoods ; The Slave Ship ; The Mountain Gloom ; The Mountain Glory ...

John Ruskin - 1898 - 218 pages
...vaulted porches, ceiled with fair mosaic, and beset with sculpture of alabaster, clear as amber and delicate as ivory, — sculpture fantastic and involved,...birds clinging and fluttering among the branches, all twined together into an endless network of buds and plumes ; and, in the midst of it, the solemn forms...
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Turrets, Towers, and Temples: The Great Buildings of the World

Esther Singleton - Architecture - 1898 - 436 pages
...vaulted porches, ceiled with fair mosaic, and beset with sculpture of alabaster, clear as amber and delicate as ivory, — sculpture fantastic and involved,...birds clinging and fluttering among the branches, all twined together into an endless network of buds and plumes ; and, in the midst of it, the solemn forms...
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John Ruskin

John Ruskin - 1898 - 224 pages
...vaulted porches, ceiled with fair mosaic, and beset with sculpture of alabaster, clear as amber and delicate as ivory, — sculpture fantastic and involved,...birds clinging and fluttering among the branches, all twined together into an endless network of buds and plumes ; and, in the midst of it, the solemn forms...
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A Course in Expository Writing

Gertrude Buck, Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris - English language - 1899 - 312 pages
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The Forms of Prose Literature

John Hays Gardiner - English language - 1900 - 520 pages
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The Mediterranean: Its Storied Cities and Venerable Ruins

Thomas George Bonney - Africa, North - 1902 - 458 pages
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